Earth Science

Grades 7 and 8
Tess Doornink, Instructor

This class has only 3 more seats available.

 About the course: This exciting course focuses on geology, weather, oceanography, and astronomy.  Students will learn to have an appreciation for the amazing physical world that surrounds them.  We will especially look at how all these physical processes affect us in the Pacific Northwest.  This is a very important course since this may be the only time in a typical secondary education where these topics are covered.

Students will be required to complete reading, homework questions, and most exams at home.  Each student should plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes a day 4 days a week on this course.  Students will review difficult material in class through lectures, quizzes, demonstrations, and discussions. Parents should be ready and willing to provide oversight for their individual student’s daily progress on assignments.  Grades will be updated weekly at and will be based on chapter exams, quizzes, homework, and participation in class.  Students will also be able to complete supplementary work for special recognition. Students who do not have a 70% at the end of fall semester will need instructor permission to continue. Visit Sound Learning’s general course requirements for more information.

Day and Time: Mondays 1:30-2:45  4th Period

Tuition and Fees: $165 per semester, $330 yearly plus registration fees

ES book coverRequired Text: Glencoe Earth Science ISBN 0078617006.  ($5-$20) Parents are responsible for purchasing text. Look for used books on Amazon and other internet bookstores.  The instructor has several books available for loan.  Please contact instructor to see if a book may be available.

*6th graders can be added to the class if they can handle advanced material and there is available room.  Priority is given to 7th and 8th grade students. Please ask to be placed on a waiting list.

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